A typical teenager in Ghana is likely to be saddled by the pressure of completing junior or senior high school.
However, Samuel Aboagye is not a typical teenager.
At 17, this Ghanaian techie is already finding solutions to everyday challenges that trouble people living with a disability.
This is very impressive for a very able young man living in a country where science and technology are not prioritised in its educational system.
Samuel Aboagye is from Tema in Accra within the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.
He uses his love for science and technology to explore ways to build electric bikes and tricycles to help people living with disability move around with ease.
Samuel’s goal is to help improve the quality of life of every Ghanaian living with a disability.
More impressively, young Samuel hopes to build free electric cars for disabled people in the nearest future.
In an interview with Ruptly on YouTube, Samuel Aboagye revealed that he recently completed his junior high school education.
Watch the full interview here.
In America, teenagers are reported daily to have either committed mass murder or attacked harmless people to be initiated into gangs. That is what a failed system does to its teenagers.
Times have changed, and Ghanaians are spearheading the change of the negative narrative about Africans.
Samuel Aboagye is one of the talents contributing to achieving that goal.